For Immediate Release
December 12, 2017
Parsons Sponsors American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi
Women in Business Committee to Support Professional Development Platforms for Women
Promoting Workplace Inclusion through WOMEN ACHIEVE
ABU DHABI, U.A.E. Parsons has signed a sponsorship agreement with the American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi (AmCham Abu Dhabi) to support the Women in Business Committee, whose mission is to empower women to be leaders in their fields and to promote their participation in business. As an official sponsor, Parsons will fund events, workshops and personal development opportunities and deliver on the key ideals of AmCham Abu Dhabis WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative.
Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our corporate culture. They symbolize a workforce made up of people with different backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences and foster a sense of belonging and engagement for all employees, said Gary Adams, President, Parsons MEA. Parsons is committed to the WOMEN ACHIEVE program, and provides an inclusive work environment that empowers women and talented individuals.
I am proud to have Parsons sponsor the AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee, said Sharief Fahmy, Chairman, AmCham Abu Dhabi. As one of our most active and influential committees, the Women in Business Committee holds numerous events and workshops throughout the year that support current and future women leaders, enabling them to advance in their professional careers. With Parsons support, our Women in Business Committee will continue to deliver on its mission of empowering women to be leaders in their fields, and promoting their participation in business.
From Left to Right: Nicoleta Dobrata, MEA Marketing Manager, Parsons MEA; Gary Adams, President, Parsons MEA; Dareen Zoughbi, Chairperson, AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee; Theresa F. Weber, Executive Director, AmCham Abu Dhabi
Established by the AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee, the WOMEN ACHIEVE program encourages companies and organizations to provide increased opportunities for women to advance their careers by offering them positions of greater responsibility and leadership.
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For press inquiries contact:
Dareen Zoughbi, Chairperson, Women in Business Committee, AmCham Abu Dhabi,
T: +971 52 928 6066, Email: email@example.com
Nicoleta Dobrata, MEA Marketing Manager, Parsons MEA,
T: +971 2 614 2530, Email: Nicoleta.Dobrata@parsons.com
Parsons has been working in the Middle East and Africa region for more than 60 years and has offices in all the GCC-member countries. Our portfolio of ongoing work in the region includes buildings, residential communities, master planning and urban development, landscape architecture, mixed-use developments, airports, highways, bridges, rail & transit, ports, water infrastructure, and energy projects. Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the design, engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to government agencies, as well as to private customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.parsons.com
About WOMEN ACHIEVE:
WOMEN ACHIEVE is an initiative by AmCham Abu Dhabis Women in Business Committee to support the advancement of women into positions of higher responsibility and leadership within companies and organizations. WOMEN ACHIEVE focuses on seven key ideals that direct companies towards acquiring a supportive work environment for the professional advancement of women. The ideals include encouraging women to grow through training, shadowing, coaching, mentorship and internship programs, considering female candidates for new opportunities and promoting rising stars into leadership positions. WOMEN ACHIEVE also encourages women to serve on corporate boards and supports fair remuneration for female employees. For more information about WOMEN ACHIEVE, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About AmCham Abu Dhabi:
AmCham Abu Dhabi (the trademark of the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi) is a member of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce. Active since 1986, AmCham Abu Dhabis mission is to promote commerce, investment and goodwill between the United States of America, the membership, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. Our vision is to be an innovative organization creating trusted commercial partnerships that broaden U.S. - U.A.E. relationships. AmCham Abu Dhabi is an independent, not-for-profit association comprised of Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium sized companies and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs. AmCham Abu Dhabi provides a uniquely situated platform through which executives pursue and discuss issues impacting business operations between the U.S. and U.A.E. Substantive government advocacy programs, educational and networking programs and customized business service are just a few of the many benefits AmCham Abu Dhabi provides its members. Through the support of its members, AmCham Abu Dhabi has become the recognized voice of U.S. business in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit: www.AmChamAbuDhabi.org